From press release December 2, 2005
RICHMOND - Governor Mark R. Warner today
announced 22 grants totaling $9.7 million dollars awarded by the
Virginia Land Conservation Foundation, a state land conservation
board. This is the largest single VLCF grant announcement since the
foundation was created in 1999. VLCF grants require a minimum of a
50 percent match, so approved projects represent at least $19.4
million in public and private money going to land conservation
across the state.
Included is a $75,000 grant to the Brandy
Station Foundation for acquisition of eight acres buffering Kelly's
Ford. The ford has historically been an important Rappahannock
River crossing and is particularly significant for its role in the
Battle of Brandy Station.
The dollar figure given reflects only the state
grant amount and not the total cost of the project.
"These grants help fund projects that establish
permanent conservation easements, and purchase open spaces, natural
areas and parklands, farms and forests, and sites of historic or
cultural significance," Governor Warner said. "These grants
represent a significant investment in the preservation of our
landscapes that will pay dividends for generations of Virginians."
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